The Emmy winner's makeover came weeks after she issued an apology for allegations of fostering a toxic environment at her daytime talk show.
The actor broke 16 years of sobriety, but his wife told Ellen DeGeneres that Shepard also has a positive addiction.
Appearing on "Ellen" Friday, the Netflix culture guru said the coronavirus lockdown prompted him and Ian Jordan to reevaluate their engagement.
"The Late Late Show" host had been rumored as a replacement for Ellen DeGeneres after stories of workplace toxicity.
The Emmy winner returned to TV with a public apology, saying she hoped her show would once again be viewed as "a place of happiness and joy."
The daytime talk show host says she'll get candid regarding current and former staff allegations when "Ellen" kicks off its new season Sept. 21.
Andy Lassner admitted he'd been "dealing with some stuff" over a few "rough months," but appeared eager to get back on the air.
The singer reflected on a 2008 appearance on the comedian's talk show, during which DeGeneres pressured her into revealing a rumored pregnancy.
The comedian-turned-talk show host said she has "compassion" for DeGeneres, who spent the summer in a fog of accusations of workplace toxicity.
"I was never a victim guys, I was always in on the joke," the "Modern Family" actor said.